Vigil remembers victims of Elmore County tornado

ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) - People gathered at the Myers Acres Trailer Park near Eclectic to remember the victims of the April 27th tornado.   Four people were killed as the tornado passed through the park.

Many of those who gathered for the vigil lost something in the tornado - either they saw severe damage or lost a loved one.

"At times, it feels like it just happened last night, at other times it was like they were never in my life, and at other times, it feels like it's been more than six months," said Dana Dunn, who lost her daughter and granddaughter in the tornado.   "It's just very difficult, and until you go through it yourself, it's very hard to explain it."

The survivors planted crosses in remembrance of the four victims that were killed.  Later in the evening, the people lit candles, sang hymns and recited poetry.  While many of those who gathered lost a lot,  they are grateful for what they still have.

"A sense of accomplishment that we made it through this, and as long as you that, if you can through things like that you can get through just about anything," said Paul Walraven, who survived the tornado.

Many of the victims are still recovering from their injuries, and working to rebuild their lives.

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